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LongSnake

by Zomboe Mar 5, 2011
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Without a raft I created a two headed monster =-O !

I changed colors part way through, which resulted in a colored contouring reminiscent of a snake. I had no idea it would turn out so well, but I'll bet it would work even better with several color changes.

I used a Solido SD300, but you could get the same contouring (or better!) from an FDM printer. If using ABS, try feeding various colors and see if they create snake-color contours. Or use colored markers like the Penstruder in http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5590http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Penstruder Full color ABS, PLS printing head project

Just made a yellow and red FDM snake. I scaled things up a notch though to 11 inches long.

Wow, that yellow really pops! The bright colors
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amp; contrast are perfect for this toy-like model.

I really like all the color variants people have posted so far! I hope someone will post a Makerbot version with a marbled/mixed-color transition.

I scaled Longsnake to 70% and he printed easily on my ToM. Looks (and moves) great. Thank you.

Gotta get my Mendel built, though - really want to see him loooooooonger.

That's actually a great idea! The original Snake is a little chubby, I think, but this one shrunken down sounds perfect for Cupcakes or ToM.

I'm glad you like it!

I like this concept. True snake vertabrae are incredible the way they interlock. Id love to see a printable model with anotomically accurate vertebrae. At my local museum (Museum of South Australia), they have a snake vertabrae model (although it looks like it is cast rather than 3d printed) and it is really cool to see how the interlocking works but still allows flexibility.